Vandals desecrate Jewish graves in Tunisia

For second time in month, unidentified individuals smash and overturn ten gravestones in Kef in Western Tunisia.

By JTA
February 8, 2013 16:59
Cemetery (file)

Cemetery. (photo credit: Reuters)

 
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For the second time in a month, vandals desecrated Jewish graves in Tunisia.

On February 4, unidentified individuals smashed and overturned ten gravestones in Kef in Western Tunisia, according to the Tunisia News Network.

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An earlier incident in the coastal Tunisian town of Sousse left more than 68 Jewish graves ransacked and looted on Jan. 23, according to the Tunisian Shems FM radio station.

The last Jew left Kef in 1984, according to Dreuz.info, a French new site. It quoted Yves Kamhi, a Jewish lawyer, as saying some human skeletons were found outside their graves.

Some 1,700 Jews live in Tunisia, according to the European Jewish Congress. They numbered 100,000 in 1948.

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